Pale brown Rhabdofane-(Ce) xls up to 3 mm set on salmon Serandite crystals up to 1,3 cm with natrolite and aegirine in association.Renato Pagano coll. with label.
(Ce,La)[PO4] * H2O
System: hexagonal Hardness:3½ Rarity:rare
Strunz id:7/C.29-10 -
7 : Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
Name origin: From the Greek, rhabdos, a rod, plus phainesthai, to appear, in allusion to the bands characteristically exhibited in its spectrum, plus the suffix "-(Ce)" indicating the dominance of Ce over other REE in this species.
Specimen weight:5 gr.
Crystal size:3-4 mm
Overall size: 32mm x 23 mm x 50 mm